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UP’s California vegetation management efforts aimed at mitigating fire risk
Union Pacific is working with hundreds of local, municipal and volunteer fire departments in California to prevent fires along its right-of-way following four years of drought.
UIUC opens RAIL to advance better track designs
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
BLET members ratify new contract with Indiana Southern
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Indiana Southern Railroad (ISRR) after 16 months of negotiations.
FTA proposed rule to establish new safety program for transit industry
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposed a rule to establish a Public Transportation Safety Program under FTA's new safety oversight authority established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the…
Pennsylvania oil train safety report makes 27 recommendations
A report commissioned by Pennsylvania and written by Dr. Allan Zarembski evaluates the commonwealth's freight rail system and makes 27 recommendations to improve the safety of oil by train.
OLI awards $204,000 for public awareness campaigns
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), announced on August 11, 2015 more than $200,0000 in grants to 13 State Operation Lifesaver programs for a…
FRA report on PTC: Most railroads will miss deadline; enforcement will happen
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress Aug. 7.
ACE provides grade separation updates
Legislators voiced support for the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) rail-roadway grade-separation projects during a progress update briefing, which focused on six projects in construction or final design and located in the…
One of nation’s "most dangerous" crossings gets safer
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox and New Jersey Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim unveiled safety improvements made to Midland Avenue railroad crossing…
Two Connecticut passenger lines undergoing improvements
Crews will be out along Metro-North Railroad's New Canaan Branch in Connecticut during the first four weekends of August to renew railroad crossings at three intersections with local streets and…
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